Everyone has a different approach to finding love. But when it comes down to it, experts say you either fall into one of two categories: a spark-chaser or a long-burner. Which one are you?
"As a professional matchmaker I know that a spark-chaser is someone who, simply put, chooses lust over love," Sherri Murphy, president and founder of Elite Connections International, tells Bustle. "The internet has an abundance of spark-chasers."
Spark-chasers are all about the new and exciting. They're in love with the idea of being in love. Everything is sexy and exciting at the beginning. They "chase the butterflies and magic" that come with new relationships. But when those sparks inevitably fade, they're on to the next.
Long-burners, on the other hand tend to take things very slow. They're the types who will want to build a solid foundation of friendship before taking things to the next level. "They know chemistry is a slow burn and takes times to develop, and they know that attraction is something else," Susan Trombetti, matchmaker and CEO of Exclusive Matchmaking, tells Bustle. "They realize attraction grows when you have chemistry and that you don't always have true chemistry with someone that you are first attracted to." In short, they're in it for the long haul.
Clearly, spark-chasers and long-burners approach love differently. Depending on which one you are, these key differences will affect your love life in different ways. Here are some things that are likely to happen when you're a spark-chaser vs. a long-burner.